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Kazakhstan and Hungary want to support the functioning of the 'Silk Road'

Kazakhstan and Hungary want to support the functioning of the 'Silk Road'
photo: Captain Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (ret.)/
26 / 04 / 2021

The owner and author of the East-West Gate Intermodal Terminal (EWG), which is built in Hungary, and the Kazakh EuroTransit Group, which operates several terminals on the Kazakh-Chinese border, will work together to ensure a fast and reliable transport route. The Parties signed a cooperation agreement at the ongoing TransRussia International Transport and Logistics Fair in Moscow.

East-West Intermodal Logistics Plc., which is currently building EWG in Fényeslitke, Hungary, and the Kazakh EuroTransit Group, are also looking for other partners and customers. They offer comprehensive logistics services between India, especially in Western and Internal China and the European Union, on the basis of a long-term cooperation agreement.

East-West Gate

East-West Gate is a promising modern high capacity terminal that is currently under construction. It lies near the borders of Hungary and Ukraine on a route that could provide an alternative to the heavily busy route through Poland and Belarus. Moreover, it aspires to become the largest intermodal terminal in Europe.

Announcing the agreement in Moscow, its Excellency Norbert Konkoly, Hungary's ambassador in Moscow, emphasizes that with the investment in Fényeslitke, Hungary could once again become a key player in international rail transport. Hungary is the gateway between east and west, and the East-West Gate project will be a tangible implementation of this, he emphasizes.

Kazakh EuroTransit Group

The Kazakh EuroTransit Group is a major player in freight transport between Asia and Europe, a logistics and transport group that operates one railway and several multimodal freight terminals on the Kazakh-Chinese border and is currently building a second railway terminal that can cope with the increase in traffic between Europe and Asia.

Erlan Dikhanbayev, Managing Director of EuroTransit, said his company operates a railway terminal in Dostyk, the main terminal on the Kazakh-Chinese border, and will coordinate with The East-West Gate in Fényeslitke in planning to increase transport capacity. When all construction and preparatory work is completed and operations are started, a transport base will be built and workflows synchronized, allowing terminals to operate at full capacity immediately after putting it into service.